We launched the boat on Monday morning. We cruised out onto Lake Monroe, shut down and drifted until we got the dingy inflated and everything stowed. Our vacuum cleaner makes short work of inflating and deflating. The new engine was smoking, but we had expected there to be some. At least until the stuff all the parts were cleaned with etc. had burned off.
Look at the face on this little one.
Once every thing was stowed and we’d taken a few minutes for a cool drink of water, we headed N on the river. To our surprise….we spotted a houseboat with a pontoon boat tied along side. We only know one couple who use a pontoon boat for a dingy…Ron and Karen!! We tied along side and had a pleasant evening visiting with great friends.
We spent Monday night at anchor with Ron, Karen and Bob. Tuesday they are heading S and we are going to go N. We’ll meet on the return trip.